The Nature Conservancy

“The film has achieved something that we’ve never been able to achieve before in the study of coral reefs. It documents a coral bleaching event in its entirety.”

– Stephanie Wear, Senior Scientist at The Nature Conservancy

Goal: 

North Carolinians show senators their support for climate action policies.

Location:

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Key Highlights:

  • Connected the ripple effect of climate change on our ocean to the other conservation areas TNC focuses on.
  • Reinforced the role that citizen engagement can play in supporting the transition to clean energy.
  • Highlighted global climate change and national policy through a screening of the film.
  • Called on audience members to send a postcard to their legislator to support climate policies.

The call to action at the end of The Nature Conservancy’s North Carolina screening was simple: send a postcard to your local representative. Stephanie Wear, a senior scientist at TNC, led the screening and rousing panel discussion with other local scientists and TNC representatives at the Lumina Theatre. In addition to urging audiences to lower their carbon footprint and screen the film for their own communities, the panel reinforced the sense of optimism that the film ends on by rallying around the idea of political action. The team assured movie-goers that they could still make a difference and handed out pre-addressed postcards to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., so guests could easily contact their local representative to make important policy changes that would slow climate change.  

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